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About Felician Mission: Haiti

Praise the Lord! We thank our God for everyone who has prayed for and supported our efforts as we continue our journey in Jacmel, Haiti. We have been here since 2012 and so many good things have happened that we wanted to share a few stories with you! We live among the marginalized and those living in poverty, accompanying them through the challenges and celebrating the joys of life. Join us on our journey and please keep us in your prayers as we keep you in our prayers.

May Crowning

It has become a tradition in the mission that every May we gather with our children who participate in the faith formation to crown the Blessed Mother. On the vigil of the feast of Our Lady of Fatima our children prepared their souls to give their hearts to Mary.

 
 

Women learn to sew…

Sr. Izzy’s second group of students are learning how to choose and cut material and how to use the sewing machine. It is a delight to see them grow and learn.

 
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Posted by on May 8, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

There motto is: Where There is Water, There is Life!

Water for Life was here in the Mission from May 3-6, digging water wells for us, for St. John Paul II School, for the new bakery site, and for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Cayes-Jacmel.

Water For Life’s mission is to provide clean drinking water; irrigation for farming opportunities; education; and other means of assistance to the Haitian people. The goal is to keep their bodies clean and free from diseases; to raise healthy, happy children; and to restore dignity and meaning to impoverished lives.

Our team of well diggers!
Deciding where the well needs to go…
Preparing the area for the well…
The crew began at the Mission complex on Tuesday, May 3, digging down 290 feet. Finally, after several hours of praying and watching and waiting, they found water!
After finding water, the pipes are prepared.

After the pipes are placed, the well is capped. Now we wait for what kind of pump will be the best for the well.

After they finished in our area, the team went to John Paul II School. At first, they could not enter the area with the big truck and machine. so it was decided to cut through the gate…

Then they began to dig. They had to go down 270 feet but, finally, struck water!

Next, they tried to go to the place where we are going to build the bakery. Due to the heavy rains, however, we have to wait. The area was too muddy for these heavy machines. The crew went to a fourth place in Cayes Jacmel and began to dig, but they burned a few hoses and needed to stop. The team will return in a few weeks after they get new hoses.

We are so grateful to Dr. Jean Paul Bonnet and his friends, who made this all possible. Yes, where there is water, there is life.

 
 

Cathedral Parish, Sts. Phillip and James, celebrates feast!

Our parish community, Sts. Phillip and James, gathered for nine days of prayer in preparation for the parish feast, including prayers for the political situation, the kidnappings and the violence that plaque the country of Haiti. Everyday people gathered for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and prayers for freedom from these difficult times. The faith of our people witnesses to us that God is here and among His people.

On Friday morning, we got word that those who were held hostage by the kidnappers had been released. Prayers were answered. We do not know any details regarding how, when, or where; but we are very grateful for their release.

On Saturday, May 1, we joined with the Diocese of Jacmel as they celebrated their patronal feast of Sts. Phillip and James. This date was chosen since the diocese was founded on this date and has traditionally celebrated their feast on May 1. Priests from the Diocese and the choir gathered at our Mission for the procession.

We welcomed Auxiliary Bishop Ducange Sylvain from Port au Prince, who who presided and preached for the Mass. His word of encouragement and hope for Haiti filled the gathered assembly.

The offering of the gifts and fruits of the earth!

After Mass, we had an opportunity to share with some of the priests from Port au Prince. They shared their stress and fear. The freedom of the people is being taken away because no one can get to work or school because of the demonstrations and the fear of being kidnapped. Please continue to pray for Haiti.

 
 

Give thanks with a grateful heart…

This week, we were blessed to have Dr. Bonnet and Eric with us. Due to road blocks and the political situation here in Haiti this week, the Water for Life group could not come to dig the wells as planned. God had another plan in mind for us to do, and that was to finalize the plans for the bakery construction.

Eric did many things around the mission. One was to update our Kahn Academy Program. and he worked with some of our young people to show them how to better utilize the program.

 
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Posted by on April 30, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

The Hand of the Lord was with them…

Yes , the hand of the Lord is with us through our dear brothers, Dr. Jean Paul Bonnet and Eric Moyer. They arrived together on Tuesday to visit our mission with a mission. Dr. Bonnet is here to be for the well digging that was to start on Monday but, due to demonstrations and road blocks, has been delayed. We are hoping tomorrow they can arrive with their equipment. Eric is installing a few more security cameras and doing some maintenance with Jean Philippe.

Working with St. Joseph!
 
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Posted by on April 27, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Christ is Risen, alleluia!

This was the theme of the April 21 faith formation class with our kids. Thank you, Sister Janet Kurgan, for donating all the supplies to make this experience spiritual and fun.

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Thank you to all our living and deceased benefactors!

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was offered for all our living and deceased benefactors in Poland on Saturday, April 24, 2021. We are so grateful for your support.

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

Preparing for the celebration of the Word of God…

On Sunday, April 18, Sister Inga met in the home of Madam Immaculee to prepare the Word of God for our Thursday celebration of the Liturgy of the Word. It is always a joy for us to visit the homes of our people. Her house has one room so the preparation took place on the porch. All people who drove or passed by witnessed the Word of God.

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people celebrate together in unity!” Psalm 133:1

On Saturday, April 17, we were invited to the Mercedarian Sisters’ home and mission for prayer and dinner. This was such a joy for us. The sisters live about 30 minutes from our mission. We met a lot of traffic on the road because we were behind a funeral. What normally takes 30 minutes took us an hour and 15 minutes.

We shared Midday Prayer with Sisters Madeline, Albertine and their novice, Christella.

We then shared a delicious Haitian meal, even though the sisters are from the Dominican Republic.

After dinner we visited their beautiful grounds and gardens.
“For there the Lord bestows his blessing,
even life forevermore.” Psalm 133:3
 
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Posted by on April 19, 2021 in Uncategorized